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Spiders and Rocks

Leading up to Bandera, I’m going to try and update this thing a little bit more in hopes of really documenting this experience for future learning opportunities. Continue reading Spiders and Rocks


2 Weeks to Boston!

This post is the seventh in a series of weekly training updates leading up to the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015. 

Finally! We’ve made it to taper! All of last week’s semantics aside, I am so relieved to be hitting this phase of training. And it couldn’t have come at a better time. With race anxiety ramping up, so comes the nagging issues that inevitably pop up when cranking out a lot of mileage.
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3M Half Marathon Race Recap


Yesterday, January 25th, I raced the 3M Half Marathon in Austin. 3M is Austin’s 2nd biggest half marathon (next to Austin Half) at 7,000 runners, and is notorious for its fast (mostly downhill), point-to-point course which runs from North Austin south to the shadow of the capitol building. 3M was the biggest race that I’ve put on my calendar during the build-up to the Boston Marathon in April.  Continue reading 3M Half Marathon Race Recap

Soleus GPS Fit Review


I received my first GPS watch for Christmas 2009. I had started doing more running and wanted a way to track my mileage and pace without having to measure the distance beforehand and keep track of the amount of time I was on the run. I was thrilled to receive the Garmin Forerunner 405, one of the first GPS watches that wasn’t the size of a dinner plate. I’ve been running with the same watch ever since, and I really haven’t had an opportunity to explore elsewhere. The GPS watch market has changed a great deal over the past five years, and I was very excited to receive the Soleus GPS Fit to review from Modcraft, free-of-charge. Continue reading Soleus GPS Fit Review